Monday, September 19, 2011

Saving Highland's Loch Flemington 'globally important'

"Every trout in Loch Flemington, near Nairn, died in a single day in 1995 because of a blue-green algae bloom.
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), near Edinburgh, is now working with the local community to restore the loch's water quality.
Dr Alastair Noble, who has lived near the loch for 40 years, said the project could have global significance.
A treatment called Phoslock was applied to Loch Flemington in 2009.
Results of tests done in 2010 and this year have shown water quality has since improved significantly, according CEH."
More on the BBC site.


Anonymous said...

I pass Loch Flemington on a regular basis and am always amazed at the wild life that inhabits it. Swans and ducks are plentiful and the loch always looks so beautiful. I did not realise how bad the pollution was though and hope that the anglers can get stocking it once more and it can become a fishery yet again.

Anonymous said...

Loch Flemington is "globally important". In what way??
Important locally maybe. But important planet wise? Exaggeration I think.